Big Sean to perform at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. Big Sean will perform at Western Connecticut State University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Guests must be 13 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are $39 for non-students and $33 for WCSU students who purchase tickets at the WCSU Box Office with valid school I.D. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX.

An emcee from Detroit, Big Sean entered the spotlight in 2007 when he signed with multi-platinum artist Kanye West’s new label, G.O.O.D. Music, in 2007. He then signed with Island Def Jams in 2008. Big Sean met West through a Detroit hip-hop radio station MC contest where he won the battle and then was able to rap live on the air — gaining so much popularity that the station asked him to return on a regular basis. One night when West was at the studio for an interview, Big Sean raced down to the station, determined to impress the superstar by showcasing his freestyle skills. West allowed him 16 bars while walking out of the building and it was there in the radio station hallway that Big Sean made the connection of a lifetime. After months of submitting his songs to West, his persistence at last paid off and West offered him a recording contract and helped him set up his debut mixtape, “Finally Famous Vol. 1,” released in 2007. His single “Getcha Some” debuted on West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ Mixtape,” which created buzz and got Big Sean on the airwaves, transforming the unknown rapper into a breakout star. He released several additional mixtapes but it wasn’t until 2011 that his career really took off with the release of his official debut, “Finally Famous: The Album” with the single “My Last” featuring Chris Brown.

Big Sean is currently most popular for his hit song “Dance,” featuring rapper Nicki Minaj and earlier smash single “Supa Dupa.” He’s also featured in some of today’s hottest hip-hop collaborative singles, such as West’s “Mercy” and Brown’s “Til I Die,” also featuring Wiz Khalifa, who has worked with Big Sean extensively. Big Sean has worked with a range of different genre artists from Mike Posner with “Who Knows” to Lil Wayne with songs such as “My Homies Still” to being featured in Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me.” He also has collaborated with Drake and a list of other well-known artists including Chiddy Bang, Common, The Dream, Pharell, Royce da 5’9” and Kevin McCall.

It’s only fitting to bring Big Sean to campus as his fans eagerly anticipated the Sept. 5 release of his mixtape “Detroit” and the Sept. 18 release of the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album “Cruel Summer.”

For more information, call (203) 837-8486.

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